Piers liberated information as well - but for his own profit. To his loot from hacked gossip, Piers added fraud on the stock market. His scheme: Two of Morgan's influential financial columnists would make recommendations to the rubes reading The Mirror. Piers bought the stocks just before they were boosted in his paper. and thereby pocketed tens of thousands of dollars when the stocks got tips went public. His co-conspirators, the reporters, got jail time. Not Piers. He admitted to the profiteering and walked away with a fine.
I will tell you exactly why Piers Morgan was welcomed here in the U.S. at CNN. It was because he was such an Anti-American asswipe on TV in Europe and CNN hoped that this would burnish their ratings with the hyper-lefty MSNBC crowd.